On January 18, 2017, the Access Board published a final rule that jointly updates requirements for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. The purpose of this session is to help government agencies prepare, plan, execute and validate their digital access inclusion for individuals with disabilities, with an emphasis on the web content accessibility, designing for accessibility, and validating for WCAG 2.0 compliance checklist. Attendees will learn the key set of rules that all webmasters and web program managers must be aware of for compliance, a recommended approach to meeting and validating the WCAG 2.0 AA requirements related to usability and visual aesthetics, and get acquainted with third-party tools and SaaS solutions that can help audit and validate compliance.

Three Key Takeaways

  1. Clear understanding of legal compliance requirements vs. WCAG 2.0 AA Guidelines and Principles for Federal Agencies' public facing websites and digital content
  2. Benefits of making Accessibility and Inclusion as Part of User Experience and Digital Strategy in a time of Browser-less Experience, Conversational Bots, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence
  3. Short-term (6-12 month) and Long-term (18-24 month strategy) Strategy for WCAG 2.0 AA Full Compliance 
Conference event time: 
1 to 2:15 p.m. (Sessions)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Smithfield (Bridges)

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